I’m a designer, researcher, product developer in Portland, Oregon (and sometimes Mendocino County, California, and Oakland, California). Working on multiple projects, including:
- YIMBYwiki, an online collaborative platform for research and advocacy materials related to the YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) movement, housing, and land use.
- Houslets, research and prototyping of adaptable living spaces.
- Village Collaborative – I coordinate this national network supporting tiny-house village projects for the unhoused.
- New Starter Homes – project for a large-scale program of low-cost, pre-fab backyard cottages, for low-income Portland renters and homeowners.
- I also do furniture assembly/installation, carpentry, & handyman work through TaskRabbit, you can hire me there for short-term work.
Contact & social-media information:
- Email: tmccormick (at) gmail.com. [preferred way to contact me]
- Phone: + 1 650 468 0415
note: I usually don’t see or pick up incoming phone calls, unless scheduled or notified in advance. I do get texts, notifications of calls, and a transcription of voice mails via email, so you can leave a message, but text or email works better for me.
- Twitter: @tmccormick, @YIMBYwiki
- Skype: tim_mccormick
- LinkedIn profile (resume)
- Facebook profile
- Medium (essays/posts): @tmccormick
- Instagram: tmccormick10.
- Photo albums on Google Photos (2018 on): bit.ly/tims-photos.
Other items of note:
- Amazon wishlist, books, tools, design objects, etc — sorted by priority. (short link: bit.ly/tims-wishlist).
- PGP Public Key: http://tjm.org/public-key/
- I co-edited Rebooting the Academy: 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses, published in July 2012 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- I was born in Portland, Oregon, then grew up in London for 10 years, then lived in Portland, then New Haven, CT; New York for 14 years; Palo Alto for 3 years; San Francisco and Mendocino and Oakland for 3 years; now am mostly in Portland.
- I formerly worked for Stanford University’s HighWire Press, as Sr. Product Manager for Emerging Content. .
- Previously, I worked at OCLC, Online Computer Library Center, in the Grid Services (i.e. Web Services) group. .
- I’m a dual citizen of the U.S. and the U.K. .
havehad two cats, Bao-yu (贾宝玉 / 賈寶玉 / Jiǎ Bǎoyù / Chia Pao-yu, “precious jade”), now living in Spokane; and, RIP (2008-2016) Tai-yu (林黛玉 / Lín Dàiyù / Lin Tai-yu; “Blue-black Jade”). They were named for two main characters in the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber (Hónglóu mèng / 红楼梦).
- Skype: tim_mccormick .
Flickr-hosted photos 2005 to 2011 or so?
2017- on: Google Photos .
- Book wish-lists and readings lists:
- my San Francisco / Bay Area Google map (some places of note to me)
- JSTOR alumni access link.